A story in the Kansas City Star yesterday, profiled what they termed a “foodie destination” called Kuma’s Corner. The edgy little Chicago sandwich shop that advertises itself as “Purveyors Of Bovine Genocide“, has risked the wrath of God, Bill O’Reilly, and every Christian born without a tolerance gene or a sense of humor, to create a “Ghost” burger special for the month of October.
Kuma’s Corner throws heavy metal “Listening Parties” and names its burgers after the bands whose “brutal” music blares over the restaurant’s sound system. The “Ghost” of “Kuma’s Ghost Burger”, is a Swedish band whose members dress in priestly robes and paint their faces like skeletons. (I’ve never heard of them either, but you can see the artwork from one of their CDs below.) From a strictly marketing viewpoint, it is the month of Halloween and things that go bump in the night, what better time could there be to offer a “Ghost” burger?
Here’s the restaurant’s menu description:
Okay Mortals, it’s the first of the month and we are proud to announce the following:
In the spirit of our undying reverence for the lord and all things holy, we give you the Ghost which we think is a fitting tribute to the supreme blasphemous activities carried out by the band itself.
Ghost chile aioli
Slow braised Goat shoulder
Aged white cheddar cheese
Red Wine Reduction (the blood of christ)
with Communion Wafer garnish (the body of christ)
The owners insist it is all in fun and that their positive response has outweighed the expected Catholic outrage. And while this may not work at Chuck E. Cheese, Kuma’s Corner does sound like the kind of place where a Ghost burger/host burger might be appreciated. I could see stopping in with a date for a Ghost burger and a beer, after a visit to a haunted house. I can also see Catholic League President Bill Donohue stroking out.
So weigh in, would you order a Ghost burger? Or would you be outside picketing?
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